Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a respiratory tract infection that, most notably, results in a bad cough. The name comes from the “whooping” sound made as the person gasps for air in between coughs. It is highly contagious.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes, or meninges, surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis sometimes starts off like the flu symptoms-wise, but is much more severe, and requires immediate medical attention. Meningitis most commonly is the result of
Epilepsy is the most common childhood brain disorder. According to the CDC, as of 2015, 470,000 children in the U.S. have the disorder. It’s characterized by recurrent seizures. These seizures can be of many different types, and seizures vary widely
Roseola is a viral infection most common in infants and young toddlers, ages 6-24 months. It’s characterized by a sudden fever followed by a distinctive skin rash. Those two symptoms together often raise concern of families, but roseola is very